WASHINGTON, DC- Dec. 16: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Rep. Rush D. Holt, D-N.J., who was waiting to talk to Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., talk in the U.S. Capitol outside the Senate Democratic caucus meeting. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to bring up an omnibus spending package later Thursday, as lawmakers look for a way to avert a government shutdown next week. Meanwhile, House leaders abruptly yanked the rule for a tax cut compromise from the floor Thursday...
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